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Southern Art

Southern Art

Southern / Soul Food Restaurant$$$$
Buckhead, Atlanta
  • Kevan C.
    "I'd have to say, the shrimp and grits are to die for!"(3 Tips)
    Arianne F.
    "pretzel pie and 12 layer"(2 Tips)
    "Chef Art Smith creates a WOW with his original recipe."(2 Tips)
    "... pretzel pie and red velvet cake. The biscuits are out of this world!"(3 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • Southern food
  • shrimp and grits
  • seafood
  • pretzel pie
  • chef art smith
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  • AJC
    AJCFebruary 5, 2015
    Southern Art’s red velvet 12-layer cake is no small feat to eat. This slice towers over your plate as white pillowy layers break up the rich red cake for a heavy dose of creamy frosting. Read more
  • Arianne F.
    Arianne FielderApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're with a group, eat family style! Order a couple fried chicken plates with salads and lots of side pots! Don't forget desert, the pretzel pie and 12 layer red velvet cake are to die for!
  • Arianne F.
    Arianne FielderApril 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bar offers one of the largest bourbon selections in the country. Can't decide on just one? Try a flight! Also sample the ever changing cocktail menu always updates with fresh seasonal ingredients.
  • Monica
    MonicaOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    WOW!!! Food was amazing as was the service. My favorites: fried chicken, sliced ham from the ham bar, caramel chocolate pretzel pie and red velvet cake. The biscuits are out of this world!
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Because Atlanta knows upscale Southern cooking, Southern Art falls short of our expectations as a city. Read more
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Lunch is also where I found my favorite dish, the $17 charcuterie plate (it's advertised as a ham board, but there's only one ham on it). Read more
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The service is impeccable and the food as well. The bourbon is the real reason for my visit though. Their selection of bourbon and their craft cocktails cannot be beat.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    I liked the farro salad, a simple combination of the grain with some cucumbers and tomato and served with a tangy broad bean hummus. Read more
  • Theresa H.
    Theresa HAugust 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The "Buckhead Express" lunch is an excellent choice for anyone!! Comes with soup or salad, a meat dish and an iced tea or soda.
  • AJC
    AJCAugust 7, 2015
    Chef Art Smith creates a WOW with his original recipe. It's his 12-layer red velvet cake with moist red chocolate cake and cream cheese frosting. Yes ... twelve layers! Read more
  • SirJonathan O.
    SirJonathan OglesbyAugust 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pork cheeks are my current favorite. The lil gem salad is the bees knees and add salmon or a crab cake... BOOM ::: oh and can't forget some HAM
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisNovember 13, 2015
    I eat here every time I visit Atlanta and I'm wowed every time. Start off with their beautiful deviled eggs!
  • Kyle U.
    Kyle UnderwoodMarch 16, 2016
    Great Sunday brunch. Lots of options. Very breakfast heavy if you choose the buffet option. Also reasonably priced to my surprise.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisNovember 7, 2014
    Never a bad meal here. Everything is foodie fab. Their half a sandwich and soup lunch special is a delicious budget option.
  • Krystylynn M.
    Krystylynn MarieJuly 29, 2012
    Fried chicken and catfish is delicious. Southern food made into a fine cuisine. However, no parking validations. Pretty lame, but still very tasty.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 13, 2011
    S-Art's aged rib eyes is sourced from a 100yr-old cattle ranch. Dig into it, then drink late into the evening at the bourbon bar, it's open until 2 AM. Read more
  • Marcus G.
    Marcus GrellOctober 16, 2015
    Especially the Bourbon Bar is highly to recommended. A bit ham and cheese and great drinks. All what the heart need.
  • Nicole T.
    Nicole TylerApril 11, 2016
    I was underwhelmed with the fried chicken as I'd read many good reviews. The size of the drum and breast for the price was disproportionate. But It was tender, the crust was very crunchy and crispy.
  • Sherri S.
    Sherri StewartApril 22, 2013
    For Breakfast, the mushroom and grits are wonderful. You have to try the blueberry pancakes too!
  • Veronica S.
    Veronica SunAugust 12, 2013
    The shrimp and grits are just palatable, and the chocolate cake is really a dessert.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FevJanuary 18, 2014
    The service is impeccable and the food as well. The cocktails are amazing!
  • TJ
    TJApril 16, 2013
    I heard the Buttermilk Fried Chicken is the dish here. And it's definitely one of the most tender pieces of chicken I've ever had in my life. But that's all. Nothing special.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineJanuary 11, 2012
    Help support Chef Art Smith’s charity Common Threads through FOOD & WINE’s “Chefs Make Change” program! Click to donate
  • The Bite Life w.
    The Cornmeal Dusted Catfish was really good. Wish it would've been 2 pieces though.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PowellMarch 10, 2013
    The catfish Reuben is a must have. Who knew this was possible?
  • Kevan C.
    Kevan CohnMarch 8, 2013
    I'd have to say, the shrimp and grits are to die for!
  • The Bite Life w.
    The Buttermilk Fried Chicken was great and it was a very filling.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisNovember 17, 2016
    Fried oyster deviled eggs. ❤️😋😋❤️
  • Luis E.
    Luis EscobarSeptember 28, 2013
    The eggs with potatoes are delicious
  • Simon O.
    Simon OhNovember 12, 2012
    Shrimp and grits are undeniably the best here!
  • Mike V.
    Mike VandallDecember 14, 2011
    OMG! The breakfast Shrimp & Grits are amazing!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TobinDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The grouper is excellent!
  • The Bite Life w.
    The cheddar biscuits are delicious!
  • Anne
    AnneOctober 15, 2013
    Wonderful food and service. Must try in the ATL
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HawnJanuary 19, 2015
    Ham, biscuits, Sazerac
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AyeroffJuly 19, 2012
    SA Martini. Best drink I've ever had
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy C.August 31, 2014
    Pork shank, filet mignon and butchers block
  • Tiah
    TiahMarch 14, 2014
    Crab cake is delicious!
  • Shannon D.
    Shannon DarrowMay 28, 2016
    The food is beyond average. This place would not survive in any trendy area at all. I tried one of the top end steaks and it was bland to say the least.
  • Nagzah A.
    Nagzah AliMay 11, 2012
    Don't forget to save room for dessert!
  • Wes L.
    Wes LoJuly 17, 2012
    The food was okay however it was slow. Be prepare to have a long meal
  • Tracy
    TracyApril 29, 2013
    ACVB'S CENTENNIAL COCKTAIL: Rum for the Black Roses
  • Jerrina M.
    Jerrina MontgomeryFebruary 8, 2015
    Everything is amazing!
  • Samuel W.
    Samuel Wells IIApril 21, 2013
    The food and atmosphere is great!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SovaAugust 10, 2013
    Order doubles. The service is slow... Even for the south
  • Fat DaddyBoogie
    Fat DaddyBoogieJuly 22, 2016
    The Green Goddess Linguine was not the business...
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn MorrisonJuly 29, 2012
    this is effin amazing.
  • Shannon D.
    Shannon DarrowJune 4, 2016
    So the food here is terrible! Go eat away from the hotel.
  • Yogi 💋
    Yogi 💋May 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Phillip is a genius at the bar
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